Wednesday, May 6, 2020

County Courthouse to Reopen Monday

During the regular meeting of the Sequoyah County Commissioners on Monday it was announced that the Sequoyah County Courthouse would reopen on Monday, May 11 at 8 a.m.

Safety precautions and restrictions will be in place due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

Commissioner Ray Watts stated that the first floor of the courthouse will be open including the offices housed on that floor. Those offices include the County Assessor's Office, the County Clerk's Office, the Treasurer's Office and the OSU Extension Office.

The second floor of the courthouse, which houses the court, court clerk's office and district attorney's offices, will remain closed. The supreme court will make the decision on when these offices can reopen.

Each office that reopens on Monday will have safety precautions established. There will also be signs in place in the courthouse reminding visitors to use proper safety measures. Visitors are also expected to wear a face mask or similar covering.

Watts also stated that an order has been placed for thermometers to be used by those conducting business at the courthouse.

Court cases have been suspended until May 15, according to Sequoyah County Court Clerk Vicki Beaty.

Those with business in the Court Clerk's office are encouraged to conduct business by fax, email, online or by telephone.

Beaty stated that she will also continue to meet people at the main door as needed.

KXMX  News Staff 

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